La Française Asset Management has appointed Jean-Luc Hivert as global head of investment amid two more changes in the firm's senior team.
Hivert (pictured), who is currently managing director for the French firm, is now assuming the role of CIO for all the securities asset classes covered by the French manager. In his new functions, he will be supported by Joel Konop, who has been appointed chief operation officer (COO).
With over two decades' experience in the asset management industry, Hivert joined La Française des Placements in 2001. He started his career in finance in 1997, working at Vega Finance joining later Cyril Finance as a convertible bonds manager.
Hivert's appointment comes as CIO for global equities Laurent Jacquier-Laforge has been appointed as global head of sustainable investing for La Française Group.
Jacquier-Laforge joined La Française in 2014 from La Banque Postale Asset Management where he was head of equities.
The French manager has appointed portfolio manager Nina Lagron as head of large cap equities.
La Française is owned by Credit Mutuel Nord Europe (CMNE), a banking and insurance group present in Northern France and Belgium with total regulatory capital of €3.2bn as of the end of June 2018.